Circular Economy

Today’s linear economy consumes resources 75% faster than nature can regenerate.

From low-carbon materials, upcycling “waste” as a value stream, and creating abundance from perceived scarcity, the circular economy is how we end our take-make-waste consumption model. At Valo, we are investing in solutions that:

  • Redesign

    Reengineering products and value chains, extending product life cycles, reducing material inputs, and optimizing for recyclability, reuse, and upcycling.

  • Substitute

    Reducing toxic and GHG feedstocks, creating new materials from regenerative natural elements, eliminating raw material extraction, and reducing embodied carbon.

  • Reuse

    Reimagining business models, creating closed-loop systems, extending the value of existing products across multiple lifetimes, and upcycling waste into higher-performing outputs.


80% of consumers say they would seek out upcycled food products once they understand them.

Source: Forbes

60% of fashion executives have already invested, or plan to invest, in closed-loop recycling in 2022.

Source: McKinsey

The global lithium-ion battery recycling market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of ~32% from 2020 to 2027.

Source: statista

The EU has banned most single-use plastic food and beverage ware.

Source: European Commission

70% of the materials we currently use can fulfill current consumer needs—within the safe limits of the planet.

Source: 2023 Circularity Gap Report


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